Whenever I close my MacBook, and then come back after it's been asleep, I'll open it, and it'll make a sound while it's waking the harddrive, which is normal. But then after that it'll switch the whichever application is active with the second-most active on in the tab-switcher. Does anyone know what would cause this?

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This Apple Support article overviews a similar issue. This is on a Early 2010 macbook pro, and OP on the linked thread tied the cause to the "require password after 5 minutes" setting in Security and Privacy. OP solved this issue by switching to "require password immediately"

Have you done all updates up to 10.7.5?

  • I'm on 10.7.5, and my require password is set to require it after 15, I guess I'll just turn it off. edit: and it worked! thank you. Feb 9, 2013 at 4:01
  • Thank you! This has bugged me for forever but I never managed to find the right keywords to google it properly.
    – kb.
    Oct 31, 2013 at 1:26

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